Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 7 months ago

Herrera elected free agency, according to

Competitive Edge Analysis

Herrera was on the Cubs' active roster for the entire 2015 regular season, though he didn't receive a plate appearance over the last three weeks. The versatile infielder will look to catch on with another team, most likely on a minor league contract.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 9 months ago

Herrera flied out as a pinch hitter Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Though he showed his versatility and value to the Cubs earlier in the year while the team was waiting for Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and others to join the team, Herrera is clearly an afterthought at this point. He only batted 18 times in all of August, hitting two doubles and striking out five times.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 11 months ago

Herrera took advantage of a rare start at third base Thursday against the Mets, going 1-for-2 with a three run homer -- his first of the year -- and a walk.

Kris Bryant doesn't take too many games off, so Herrera tends to see more work at second base on those occasions when he's in the lineup. Herrera's career high in homers is three even though he spent parts of five seasons in Colorado, so there's not much to see here except in the deepest of NL-only formats.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 12 months ago

Herrera got the start at second base Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

It's his first multi-hit game of the season, so Herrera isn't likely to be a threat to Addison Russell's spot any time soon. If he continues to produce when he gets a chance, however, Cubs manager Joe Maddon may begin to look for ways to sneak Herrera into the lineup.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 1 year ago

Herrera failed to get off the bench Thursday against the Mets and has just two at-bats in May.

Herrera has played in only three games since Apr. 25 after playing a significant role on the team during the first three weeks of the season. With Tommy La Stella due back soon, it wouldn't be surprising to see Herrera on the chopping block.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 1 year ago

Herrera will make his fourth straight start at second base Sunday against the Padres,'s Carrie Muskat reports.

An oblique injury to Tommy La Stella and Arismendy Alcantara's ongoing struggles at the plate have paved the way for Herrera to pick up regular at-bats for the Cubs. While the secure lineup spot might give Herrera some appeal in NL-only formats, he's been deployed in the nine hole in each of those starts, minimizing his chances of scoring runs.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 1 year ago

Herrera is getting the start for the Cubs in place for the injured Mike Olt.

Olt was hit by a pitch on his wrist in Saturday's game. Herrera could be in for a few starts while Olt recovers from the injury.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 1 year ago

Herrera made the Opening Day roster,'s Carrie Muskat reports.

Herrera beat out Ryan Sweeney, who was designated for assignment Sunday. Of course, Herrera's roster spot may eventually go to Kris Bryant in mid-to-late April, though the Cubs could lose other infielders to injures by that time. Herrera will work in a utility role for the time being.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 1 year ago

Herrera, Matt Szczur, and Ryan Sweeney are battling for the final two spots on the Cubs' bench,'s Carrie Muskat reports.

Herrera is the only one of the trio not on the 40-man roster, and with Chris Denorfia (hamstring) and Chris Coghlan (neck) banged up, the Cubs may opt to keep the two outfielders ahead of Herrera.

Jonathan Herrera 2B/3B/DH CHC 1 year ago

Herrera signed with the Cubs on a minor league deal, CBS Sports reports.

Herrera spent most of 2014 in the big leagues, slashing .233/.307/.289 in 42 games with the Red Sox. He elected free agency rather than take his assignment to Triple-A, but it appears he'll have to start back in the minors in the Cubs organization.